State Police issue more than 4,600 tickets during Super Bowl weekend effort

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Police say they issued more than 4,600 tickets during their Super Bowl STOP-DWI traffic enforcement initiative last weekend.

State Police began their campaign at 2 p.m. on February 6 and continued for 34 hours until midnight on Sunday, February 7.

92 people faced DWI charges and hundreds of others were ticketed for distracted driving or seatbelt violations.

More than 1/4 of the tickets were the result of speeders though, according to State Police. Troopers handed out more than 1,700 tickets for speeding.

Last year’s Super Bowl enforcement effort ran for 12 hours. A total of 1,305 tickets were issued and nine people faced charges for DWI. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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